Dad's Army podcast
Discussion about Dad's Army, one of the all time greatest British comedies!
October 25, 2014 03:27 PM PDT
Well here it is. As threatened. For one night only. Yes, this will be offline by tomorrow. No, not really! Oliver and James report for duty after three years to talk about the return of Dad’s Army to the big screen! So put the kettle on, make sure your rations of hundreds and thousands are within reach and listen the boys as they try hard not to talk about Doctor Who.Well, we did promise...!
October 19, 2014 01:47 PM PDT
Just a little teaser for you to show that we were serious about bringing back the show. And to help this old bank clerk remember how to actually get an episode online after three years. Hopefully I won't need the help of that butcher from across the road......
Stand by, Episode 68 is just around the corner....
Your attention please.....
October 13, 2014 05:44 AM PDT
As you will undoubtedly be aware, the BBC issued a telegram last week announcing the cast of the new Dad’s Army film. To this platoon at least, this was the point where the rumours about the film finally transitioned into hard fact. So, Dad’s Army is coming back!! Permission to get worried/excited/interested (delete as applicable) is granted.
Given this monumental development, Oliver and I have decided to give the podcast one more airing so we can bend your ear a final time. So, keep an eye out on the webpage over the coming weeks when, nearly three years after the last podcast, Episode 68 will be online.
We would love to hear from you - are you looking forward to the film? Is it a good idea? What do you think of the casting? Should the surviving series regulars be given a cameo? And is there a place in "Dads Army" for a leading lady in the form of Catherine Zeta Jones?
Email us your thoughts over the next few days and we will read through the mailbag once again - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can tweet us - @JamesattheDWP or @olivercrocker.
We will also be paying a short tribute to the legends of "Dads Army" who have passed away whilst we have been off the air - RIP Clive Dunn, Bill Pertwee and Phillip Madoc.
Thank you for your attention. Dismissed.
Urgent message from GHQ.....
March 11, 2012 01:02 PM PDT
In case you're wondering where episode 68 is, and many of you are bless you - this is to report the Dad's Army podcast has gone AWOL! Temporarily, anyway. This year has not been a good one so far, I (James) have been ill for most of it and work has hit a new level of busy-ness for both Oliver and I. Is busy-ness a word? I doubt it somehow. I'll have to ask Jones....
We will be back fairly soon - probably in April when we'll cover the latest news, talk a little about Philip Madoc, and have a chat about Battle School. We may even include a commentary too to compensate you for the long wait without any information.
To be completely open and honest, it is likely that I will wind the podcast up. Five years is a long time and in today's world, the spare time I used to have is just not there any longer. I've yet to decide precisely what the future holds for the podcast, but we will make an annoucement in episode 68 when it materialises.
Thanks to everyone for your support, and no matter what direction the podcast goes in, its been a grand five years.
James and OliverEpisode 67
December 20, 2011 12:00 PM PST
Welcome to another edition of the podcast and Merry Christmas to all our listeners!
This time around we have a special episode to share with you – a commentary with the director of the highly regarded series 3 episode, Branded. Harold Snoad joins Oliver to talk about what might just be the most dramatic Dad’s Army episode ever made.
Have a great festive period and we’ll be back with a regular episode in the new year.Episode 66
November 17, 2011 12:09 PM PST
Join James and Oliver in this edition of the Dad’s Army podcast as we talk about the classic episode, ‘Keep Young and Beautiful’ which of course Oliver and I do as a matter of course. Ahem. We also have a chat about what Ian Lavender, Bill Pertwee and Frank Williams have been getting up over the last month or so. All that, and of course the usual silliness.
As always we’d love to hear from you, and you can get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or you can follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.
Enjoy the show.Episode 65
October 26, 2011 10:00 AM PDT
Its another episode of the Dad’s Army podcast! This time we shine the spotlight on Don’t Forget the Diver, one of eight episodes directed by Mr Harold Snoad. Oliver was able to catch up with Harold recently and talked about the exciting times Harold spent on the show. In addition, Paul makes a welcome return to the show and shares some of his memories with James about David Croft.
Enjoy the show.A tribute to David Croft
October 11, 2011 11:20 AM PDT
As most of you will know by now, David Croft, co-writer, co-creator and producer of Dad's Army, has died at the age of 89. He died at his holiday home in Portugal on the 27th September. His family called him a "truly great man" in a statement.
A statement on Croft's website read: 'The family of comedy legend David Croft OBE are sad to report that David died peacefully in his sleep at his house in Portugal earlier today. He was a truly great man, who will be missed by all who had the great fortune of knowing and loving him'.
This is our brief tribute to David.Episode 64
September 07, 2011 12:00 PM PDT
Welcome to another episode of the Dad’s Army podcast. This time out, we take a look at A Man of Action, an episode broadcast in late 1974. With Mainwaring imposing martial law on Walmington after a bomb severs vital communications, the residents pull together and respond by acquiescing to a string of measures put in place to keep the community going. Looters are threatened with being shot! Join James and Oliver as they look at this episode in the light of the unrest seen across the UK a few weeks ago and compare how communities separated by fifty years respond differently to hardship. And how precisely did Pike get his head out of the park gate?! These, and other burning issue are discussed in this month’s episode!
Enjoy the show.Episode 63
July 28, 2011 01:00 PM PDT
Join James and Oliver and they take a nostalgic look back at one of the most highly regarded episodes of Dad’s Army - the season 4 epic, Mum's Army. Was Mrs Grey a warm, kind hearted lady who fell in love with our beloved Captain, or a manipulative harlot who acted in a way responsible for Mainwaring taking his eye off the ball?! Join us as we find out!
We also read through a couple of messages you kind listeners have sent us, and review some suggestions made as to what Oliver should entitle his new documentary about our favourite Vicar, Mr Frank Williams. You’ll be surprised by some of the titles pitched to us.....
As alsways, enjoy the show and send your feedback to us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/dadsarmypodcast or www.twitter.com/olivercrocker.
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